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And1 Rising

With a show of hands (that I obviously cannot see), how many of you grew up watching And1 Mixtapes on ESPN and DVD? My hands are currently waving violently in the air because l loved watching And1. They found a way to exist in a space independent from the NBA and thrive from about 2000-2006. …

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9 Footwear Design Jobs Available Right Now – Footwear Jobs This Week

For this week’s edition of Footwear Jobs This Week we are taking a look at some the current job openings available as a footwear designer. While we know if you’re reading Sneaker History, you’re probably aware of some of the most popular footwear designers like Tinker Hatfield (Air Max, Air Jordans, etc), Peter Moore (Air Force …

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2000 Vince Carter in AND1 Tai Chi

Revisiting Vince Carter’s Dunk Contest Win

  The And1 Tai Chi was already a legendary sneaker on the blacktops across America when Vince Carter laced up a pair for the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. But Vince Carter’s Dunk Contest win on February 12th, 2000, which is arguably one of the best of all time, put the And1 Tai Chi in front …

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Stephon Marbury wearing Nike Air Max Uptempo 2 - Lincoln Railsplitters (Photo Cred: Kevin Higley)

Happy 38th Birthday Stephon Marbury

“Starbury” ” The Star Child” These were the nicknames pinned on Stephon Marbury while growing up in the tough neighborhood of Coney Island/Brooklyn, New York while growing up. It always stuck with him til this day. But now-a-days, Stephon is a different persona. He’s currently leading the way as the starting point guard in his …

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1991 All Star Game Fleer Card

Sneakerhead All Star Sneaker Memories

  This evening will be the 64th NBA All-Star game, capping off the league’s takeover of New York City. Highlights included Steph Curry lighting up the loaded 3-pt contest in his new signature Under Armour Curry One and Zach Lavine bringing down the house with each of his dunks while rocking the Nike Kobe X. There are kids …

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NBA Slam Dunk Contest Sneaker Collage

NBA Slam Dunk Champion’s Sneakers

Who will be the 30th NBA Slam Dunk winner (don’t forget those damn lockout years) and what sneakers will they be wearing? Will Victor Oladipo bring the ‘chip back to Jordan Brand for their 30th anniversary? Our bet is on Zach Lavine in something fresh from the Swoosh. Regardless of who wins the folks at …

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Vince Carter in Nike Show BB4 dunking over was 7’2″ Frenchman Frederic Weis

Happy 38th Birthday to Vince Carter!

Vince Carter was, and still is, the man. You know he’s someone special when he has multiple nicknames; “Vinsanity,” “Air Canada,” and “Half-Man, Half-Amazing.” Another product of the University of North Carolina it is still a wonder how Jordan Brand never snatched him up. Throughout his career he wore a few different brands but he …

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Monta Ellis in And1 ME8 "MLK" Tribute as a Golden State Warrior

Looking Back At The And1 ME8 “MLK”

  Today the nation pays homage to Dr. Martin Luther King’s efforts and progression towards the Civil Rights Movement. Sneaker brands have paid their respect to MLK over the years with Nike leading the charge. But one of the most memorable special MLK shoes that was created, if somewhat under-appreciated, was And1’s ME8 shoe. This …

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And1 Tai Chi x Slam Magazine

Awesome But Forgotten And1 Tai Chi Colorways

If you were lucky enough to live/survive the 90s as a teenager, then And1 and their trash talking t-shirts advertised in the backs of magazines like Slam, were everything. Up until 1993 when And1 was launched, trash talking was reserved for the basketball court. The faceless characters delivered zings like “Do you have a lighter? …

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